It is common knowledge that sugar is one of the most harmful ingredients for our health, but it is so addictive and is included in almost every food item, which makes it virtually impossible to stay away from it. Truth be known, if you cannot decline a tempting chocolate snack, you are more than likely addicted to sugar.

Research has indicated that being addicted to sugar and heroin is on the same scale and both very difficult to eliminate. Sugar consumption comes with many negative effects on our health:

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

  • Heightens the risk of diabetes;
  • A culprit for the cause of skin disorders like eczema
  • A very possible cause for cancer
  • Carries no nutritional value and is loaded with calories;
  • A possible cause for heart disorders, gallstones, arthritis and adrenal fatigue;
  • Sugar can increase the serotonin levels in the body;
  • Compromises the immune system;
  • Drains you of your energy.

Following this sugar detox menu will be a huge help to overcome the absolute need for sugar:

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 1

Breakfast: spinach, cheese and baked eggs

Snack: Tamari almonds

Lunch: cheesy sweet peppers with a green salad

Dinner: spinach with baked stuffed chicken and cucumber salad with feta cheese and tomatoes

Snack: low-fat ricotta cheese, ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract and several drops vanilla stevia

READ MORE: The shape of your lips can describe your personality

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 2

Breakfast: frittata and sun-dried tomato

Snack: Tamari almonds

Lunch: spinach, peppers and chicken

Afternoon snack: raw vegetables and spinach dip

Dinner: sautéed spinach, peppers, mushrooms and turkey lettuce cups

Snack: cheese sticks

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 3

Breakfast: peanut butter protein smoothie

Snack: 3 boiled egg whites

Lunch: cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers and green salad with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar, oliveoil and Turkey lettuce cups leftovers

Afternoon snack: frittata with feta cheese

Dinner: light veggie soup and grilled chicken with fresh herbs

Snack: Vanilla chia pudding (no sugar or dairy)

READ MORE: 3 moves for 10 minutes that can help you shape lower body

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 4

Breakfast: Sante Fe Frittata’s

Snack: sheese sticks

Lunch: cilantro grilled chicken salad

Afternoon snack: celery with peanut butter

Dinner: small Zucchini cheese bites, bean stew and crock pot chicken

Snack: ½ a cup of low-fat cottage cheese and some cucumber

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 5

Breakfast: Sante Fe Frittata’s

Snack: raw vegetables in a spicy Mediterranean feta dip

Lunch: cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers and green salad with a bit of extra-virgin olive oil and vinegar, oliveoil and a bowl of soup

Afternoonsnack: a salad with cucumber, tomatoes, green salad and feta cheese

Dinner: cheesy bread sticks

Snack: Vanilla chia pudding (no sugar or dairy)

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 6

Breakfast: egg muffin without crust

Snack: raw vegetables in a spicy Mediterranean feta dip

Lunch: cheesy bread sticks

Afternoon snack: spicy Mediterranean feta dip with raw vegetables

Snack: chicken drumsticks with lemon and garlic and zucchini noodles

Dinner: 3 boiled egg whites

Credit: Pixabay

Credit: Pixabay

Day 7

Breakfast: mushrooms, sautéed spinach and scrambled eggs

Snack: ½ a cup of cottage cheese

Lunch: zucchini noodles and light veggie soup

Afternoonsnack: Tamari almonds

Snack: leftover green bean salad and chicken drumsticks

Dinner: vanilla chia pudding (no sugar and dairy)

READ MORE: Varicose veins - symptoms, causes, treatment

The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

Please share this with your friends and family and let us know what you think in the comments below.